Archive for August, 2005

pfSense release schedule

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

We have begun drafting the pfSense release schedule.

Please take a look and leave your comments :)

.79 issues

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

There was a nasty bug in .79 that partially reverted the config file
version. This left a config file that had newer syntax and an older
version number. Upgrading past .79 w/out taking some corrective
measure will break your system. Again, if you installed or upgraded
to .79 and plan on using anything newer, please read.

Two issues in particular affect those that are on .79 and plan to
upgrade. During boot, we check to see if the config file version is
older than what we claim is current. If it is, we upgrade it.
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Mirror cleanups

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

We just deactivated a number of mirrors that are not syncing correctly.

If you’re mirror is no longer listed please contact for information on how to correcttly sync and delete the mirror content.

Hackathon wrapup

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The hackathon was a huge success!

We accomplished almost all our goals with exception to auto upgrade. I would like to thank everyone who donated time, money, etc.

Over the next couple of days we have a lot of testing and bugs to squash. Please be patient as we get the critters out and prepare for a first beta.

Hackathon Day 2

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Hackathon is in progress, and the web cam is up and rolling with updates about once a minute.

I’m (usually) back in the corner under the rack of equipment on the wall, Scott is behind me, Bill is to the left of me, and Colin is right under the web cam where you can’t see him much at all.

Thanks to those of you who donated to help make this possible! More later, back to work!

Update: Question of the day here – “Is there another rogue DHCP server up?” Hah! We have at least a dozen firewalls running in here with who knows what plugged into what. :)

Lists closed for the weekend

Friday, August 5th, 2005

If you missed Scott’s post earlier, the lists are closed for the weekend because we’re at for the hackathon and are focusing on testing and development. If you have problems, they can wait until Monday. :)

I didn’t actually shut them down, but please don’t bother posting. So much will change by Monday that you’ll probably have a whole new set of problems come then. ;)